Created for CounterPointe5 in collaboration with Noël Hennelly
Premiered in 2017
Music: 7 and 7 is by Love, Study in White Noise 2 by Colin Minigan, String Quartet No. 2 by Colin Minigan arr. by Margaret Wiss
Costume Design: Margaret Wiss

2 dancer, 9 minutes


Past Performances

May 19 & 20, 2017 - Green Street Studios - Cambridge, MA

April 7-9 2017 - The Actors Fund Arts Center - Brooklyn, NY


Things/Unthings was a collaborative effort between sculptor, Noel Hennelly and choreographer, Margaret Wiss to merge a time-sequenced set of human motions within a spatial ordering of three sculptures, light and shadows. The sculptures focused the action as a sun dial does when it casts a shadow in the arrow of time. The dance performed by two young females served to express the rhythm of life, with musical forms (rock, white noise, and classical sounds of a string quartet.) Things/Unthings debuted at the Actors Fund Arts Center in Brooklyn, NY on April 7, 2017.

Review of the Performance

In “things/unthings,” artist Noël Hennelly created three body-sized, shelf-like sculptural objects, full of strips of wood, knickknacks, tools, and toys... Choreographer Margaret Wiss used the dancers’ bodies and simple brown costumes to echo the structure and form of the objects, then brought them to life in a way that suggested a Minimalist version of the Nutcracker.
— Two Coats of Paint | CounterPointe: From white cube to black box